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I Dont Have That Picture Perfect Family

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    Family Aye

    since my nan died my family has literally broken in half, it's crazy how one person can hold so much together. there feels like there's no reason for celebration anymore. My dad's left his ex who was a complete ***** to him but in all fairness, he only left her cause he met...
    peopleshouldsmilemore peopleshouldsmilemore 18-21, F Aug 10, 2013

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    ...and It Only Gets Worse

    I come from a long line of alcoholics, most of my family doesnt speak to one another on good terms, my grandfather speaks to the household with disrespect and name-calling, my father chose not to know me, I've been physically and emotionally abused my whole life. The worse part...
    AdamFTM AdamFTM 22-25, T 1 Response Mar 27, 2010

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    We are more like a dysfunctional Addams family.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 9 Responses Feb 13, 2010

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    And That Is All I Long For.

    I dont need the big fancy house and the car, the lavish job. All i really ever wanted was that happy family. i know people argue. but i wanted that loving family. i wanted a husband and at least two kids. i have been married for 4 years now, still no kids and it is killing me...
    goldie25 goldie25 31-35, F 10 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    Perfect Picture

    I always wanted a picture of my parents, my husband & myself taken by a professional.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Sep 19, 2011

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    More Like A Garage Sale Picture

    My family is not even close to the typical American family, whatever the heck that is. No my clan is partially made up of a diverse group of people from college graduates to addicts and alcoholics and pretty much everything in between. Some of them are nothing more than a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 15, 2010

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    I'm Not Sure Anyone Does

    My mother is overbearing and tactless, and has been married and divorced 3 times. My father is an alcoholic and a chronic depressive. One of my younger brothers cured himself of a drug problem and hops from job to job, and my other brother is a pothead with a smart mouth who...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    I come from a very large family. Also, I have a large family of my own and hope to have more babies for our family to enjoy together.
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    A few months back I posted how I have disowned my family, especially my siblings. They left me alone to take care of our disabled mother (even though they are all much older) and...
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    Who doesn't have a dysfunctional family? If you don't then your not "normal" lol Everyone has their quirks.
    breeze90 breeze90 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Life is never smooth for anybody.I got married at the age of 22 and since then struggled to be a good wife and mother.I gave up my job too for my family.Teaching children gave me...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My family and relations are huge on their own. First things, first: I am from Hawaii and I am half Chinese (Cantonese), three-eighths Black (African) and one-eighths Native...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Aug 4

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    You don't even need to comment, I just need to rant. I haven't been on here for months because I haven't felt the need to, but now I am starting to lose my sanity again. I wake up...
    repeekbmurc repeekbmurc 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    Whether you are searhing for Family Lawyers or Lawyers, Hotfrog would be the location to drop by. Search the companies under in PERTH, WA or extend your search to close by suburbs...
    Newtonys505 Newtonys505 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    I grew up in a dysfunctional family and also wanted the close knit bonds I saw on the Walton's, the Brady Bunch, or Partridge family so I thought I could just create it but found...
    lllewyd lllewyd 56-60, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Perth Family Lawyers have shown their understanding of the psychological factors surrounding family crack ups which can lead to depression and within the worst instances even...
    Newtonys505 Newtonys505 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    I love my family so much. They're all such wonderful and incredible people. But at times I really don't feel like I fit into my family. My Dad got into a car accident almost 5...
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F Aug 4

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    I m only daughter of my parents. I grew up insecure and wanting to pleaser parents to prove that I m worthy of love. I was occasionally stress due to not able to connect with them...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F Aug 11

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    My fathers family is very traditional All they are concerned with is money, marriage, and looking good, as far as woman are concerned I can't stand it and so I have chosen to stay...
    MNI1982 MNI1982 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    But i love them, Like the media people believe family really don't know anything because they always say theyve been through that. I can agree with them though there crazy moment i...
    NymNin NymNin 18-21, F Aug 4

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    I was born and raised in a large nudist family back in the middle 1970s. My family members are many and includes my parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, and nieces...
    poolmom poolmom 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 8

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    I grew up without any extended family. Only one parent and one sibling for the most part! No cousins or grandparents or anything. When I eventually settle down I'd love to have...
    imitosis imitosis 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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    My family is a bit weird.. But tell me what you think.. Whenever something happens to me (usually bad) or if I'm thinking about doing something... At least two people in my family...
    LuuGgg LuuGgg 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I finally faced my birth mother the other day had my therapist with me and we went into a room used for private visits and she was was brought in she looked surprised to see me...
    Bluelanterndodgerstark Bluelanterndodgerstark 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 2

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    I always wanted a big family... Everybody in my family have up to 8to 9 kids.... When I graduate from college I want to get married in have a nice career And I plan on have 6 kids
    Purplequeen21 Purplequeen21 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    Maybe it's because I am growing up with no one. But it's a lonely feeling not having a family and all the people around you get to talk about their grandmothers and you have...
    Lilique Lilique 13-15, F Jul 30

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    It all started when my mom and stepdad, let my aunt and her boyfriend rent a house from them. The contract that came with it was, 'if something in the house, or outside got broken...
    crazyhyperkid crazyhyperkid 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 31

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    My family is shattered into lonely fragments of a dream. I don't know how to put the pieces of it back together or if it is even possible.
    enlightenme2 enlightenme2 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    I'm not 100% sure if it's true yet but, my mother has been seeing a "friend" for a few months. I know he's not a friend because I saw them kiss, they also went into my mother's...
    Rosemaryqueen1 Rosemaryqueen1 13-15, F Aug 4

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    That's my dream. A big, fat, happy joint family😄
    SecretsOut14 SecretsOut14 18-21, F Aug 12

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    I have 16 siblings. AND IM THE ONLY GIRL! There's my brother Junior 27, Jaiden 26, Jayson 25, Justin 23, Jack and Jackson 21, James 19, Jake 18, Jonah and Jordan 16, Jax 14, Jimmie...
    ashley12xoxo ashley12xoxo 18-21, F Aug 14

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    I feel like the world is a big judgement zone we should not be judged only one person has the right to judge anyone.. My family is judgemental I'm so upset about basically just...
    cherrikisses22 cherrikisses22 22-25 4 Responses Aug 16

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    Big families not always good thing Im a member in a big family (10) I sometimes be ignored and sad and nobody care But sometimes i feel like i can not live without them ❤️
    Xproblem Xproblem 16-17, F Aug 16

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    All my family members annoy me in different ways. I feel bad that I get annoyed because they aren't doing it on purpose. My older brother annoys me. He's been staying home for a...
    WhatTheFrenchToast WhatTheFrenchToast 18-21, M Aug 20

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    And I wouldn't change it for the world! My mums side of the family.. Non one hides their flaws and that's what I love about them I love my dads side just as much because they seem...
    wherethewildthingswere wherethewildthingswere 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    What's the best site to find ur family history for free🐾? I'm trying to find more about my fathers side thanks
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Like seriously what the **** were they thinking in the past years of life, like i have so many different roots because they couldn't stick to one place and dammit if it isn't...
    hxwm hxwm 13-15, M Aug 9

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    The sheltered life I have always lived is trembling down. I'm the youngest out of 3 siblings. My father used to abuse my siblings but I was never hurt as bad as they were. He works...
    BlockedNumber BlockedNumber 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    My daughter who was with the same man for almost 16 years has 2 children 15 and 10 old has separated from her husband last year in Oct. I was very supportive because I knew she...
    wdowa wdowa 51-55, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    It all started when my mom was spending too much time at her new boyfriend's house. It got to the point where she would spend days on end there without coming home. I had to take...
    itsemilylight itsemilylight 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    My mom and I were homeless. Mom was basically dying and I had dropped out of high school. And I was at my aunt's "house." My aunt told her boyfriend that I was a "gift" for him...
    Acebo Acebo 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 10

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    jillybeanpie jillybeanpie 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    So my grandma's sister's husband's sister (following me here?) has a daughter. We'll call her Nat. She would always complain that her head hurt, but her grandmother would yell at...
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    My brother Dan tried some hard drugs this year and now hes a little messed up. He apologizes for everything and tells me he loves me every 2 minutes. My other brother Kaiden is...
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    When i was 12 a torture began that i would endure for another 2 years. My dad was an awful man, and there are days i still wake up crying, and terrified. I tell you this because...
    Ashleyy2 Ashleyy2 16-17, F 8 Responses Aug 13

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    I want a husband an 10-20 kids
    Rayven1997 Rayven1997 16-17, F 1 Response